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The 2017-2018 CSU Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Welcome Cougars!

Just two years after the establishment of then Columbus College, the CSU Alumni Association was founded in 1960, with the central purpose of engaging the University's alumni. Over the years, the Association has evolved to accommodate the changing needs of its alumni base, which today totals over 35,000 degree-holders.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Columbus State University Alumni Association, Inc. is to support, foster and promote the aims and objectives of Columbus State University and to establish mutually beneficial relationships between the University and its alumni. Our goal is to keep alumni connected, informed and involved with Columbus State University.

Board of Directors

CSU's Alumni Association works with the University's Office of Alumni Engagement to build and maintain a base of loyal and active alumni who continue to support and participate in the affairs of the University. The Association's current Board of Directors is led by:

  • President: Ben Thames, B.B.A. '97
  • Vice President: Cortney Laughlin, B.A. '11, M.S.O.L. '12
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Twilya Toombs, M.Ed. '05
  • Immediate Past President: Sommer Bundy, B.B.A. '05

Current Directors 

Seth Brown, B.B.A. '10 Eric Litz, M.S. '02
Dianne McClintock Callahan, B.A. '77 Andy Luker, B.B.A. '12
Tyler Cashbaugh, B.A. '10 Carole Mashburn, Ed.S. '09
Adam Coursey, B.B.A. '99 & M.B.A. '02 Bob May, B.B.A. '00
Marvin Crumbs, Sr., B.S. '94 & M.S.Ed. '97 Felicia Moore, B.B.A. '95
Jessica Ferriter, M.S.O.L. '16 Judy Nail, B.S.Ed. '73 & M.Ed. '76
Ellie Flowers, M.S.O.L. '14 Paul Holmer-Monte, A.A.S.C.S. '97 & B.B.A. '00
M. David Hay, Jr., B.S. '73 Carmen Overton, M.Ed. '05
Lionel Haynes, Jr., B.A. '06 & M.B.A. '07 Melanie Phillips, B.S. '05, M.S. '10, & Ed.S. '11
Mary Garcia-Bowie, B.A. '15 Pamela Preer, B.B.A. '91 & M.S.O.L. '12
Blair Harrison, Ed.S. '09 Linda Reynolds, B.S. '99
Raymond Herras, B.S. '00 Gwen Ruff, M.S.A. '88
Jessica Lange, M.S.N. '15 Kimberly Scott, B.S.Ed. '01 & M.Ed. '02
DeWann Lindsey, M.P.A. '17 Torrey Wiley, B.S. '97













Apply to be on the board of directors

If you're looking to take your involvement to the next level, consider applying for a position on our Board of Directors. Applications are reviewed yearly in June or July, selections are announced late July. Click here to apply.  

Click here to see a list of Past Presidents of the CSU Alumni Association. 

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